Apps for Autism

Android apps logo This page provides links to some free apps which have been designed to help individuals with autism.

Technology seems to offer a great deal for some children but we are not yet at a point where we can recommend any particular app or one app over another, we can only share information about them.

If you know of a free app which is not listed here please email info@researchautism.net.

Please note that we reserve the right to not include information about an app if we do not consider it appropriate.

Find Me (Autism)

Producer: The University of Edinburgh.

Platform: Ipad.

Description. The app has been designed by a combination of researchers at the University of Edinburgh, incorporating input from various people with relevant knowledge, like parents and teachers of children with autism. The app aims to provide a forum for practicing basic social skills in a fun and motivating way. We hope that by practising these skills, children's real-world social behaviours will also improve.

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Reactickles Magic

Producer: Centre for Applied Research in Inclusive Arts and Design (CARIAD).

Platform: Ipad.

Description. ReacTickles Magic is a suite of applications that use touch, gesture and audio input to encourage interactive communication. The overarching goal of ReacTickles Magic is to allow users to playfully explore the magical possibilities of the system without prior knowledge or skill with technology

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SIGN Autism Patient Guide

Producer: Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)

Platform: Android

Description. This app is based on a national guideline on children and young people with ASD clinical guideline issued to all NHS staff. The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN), developed this guideline in 2007.It is based on the most up-to-date published evidence.

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Producer: Centre for Applied Research in Inclusive Arts and Design (CARIAD).

Platform: Ipad.

Description: A suite of applications that use touch, gesture and camera input to encourage, capture and amplify the interests of young people with autism and other related communication difficulties. The overarching goal of Somantics is promote greater self-awareness, confidence and independence.

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25 Oct 2017